Adetokunbo Kayode is a Nigerian corporate lawyer, tax expert and international arbitrator.
|Federal Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation|
26 July 2007 – 7 November 2008
|Preceded by||Babalola Borisade|
|Succeeded by||Jibrin Bello Gada|
|Federal Minister of Labour|
17 December 2008 – 10 February 2010
|Preceded by||Hassan Muhammed Lawal|
|Succeeded by||Ibrahim Kazaure|
|Federal Minister of Justice|
10 February 2010 – 17 March 2010
|Preceded by||Michael Aondoakaa|
|Succeeded by||Mohammed Bello Adoke|
|Defence Minister of Nigeria|
6 April 2010 – 2011
|Preceded by||Godwin Abbe|
|Succeeded by||Haliru Mohammed Bello|
|Born||31 October 1958|
Ondo State, Nigeria
He attended CMS Grammar School, in Lagos. It is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria. He studied law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria Law School, Lagos, Strategic Leadership at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Strategy and Public Communications at the World Bank/ Annenberg Program of the University of Southern California, as well as Strategic Negotiations training at Harvard University.
He is a Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN), a Life Bencher (the highest legal rank and honor in Nigeria). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, UK; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria; and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
He served the Government of Nigeria as cabinet minister in four different positions: Culture and Tourism; Labour: where he appointed Adesoji Adesugba as his Technical Advisor, Employment; Federal Attorney General and Hon Minister of Justice and as Minister of Defence.
He chairs the Peace and Security Committee of the Pan African Lawyers Union, Daresallam, Tanzania.
Kayode has business interests in law, agriculture, power and mining. He is on the board of the National Associations of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture of Nigeria, Nigerian Chamber of Mines, Nigeria Association of Investment Promotion Agencies.
He chairs the Boards of the Gemological Institute of Nigeria, Gems Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria as well as the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Small Scale Industrialists and the Nigeria Private Sector Alliance. He represents the Nigeria Organised Private Sector (OPS) on Nigerian official delegations at international trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, ACFTA, etc.
He was awarded Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) as well as the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) of the Republic of Liberia. He serves as president, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria.
- Daniel Idonor (6 April 2010). "Jonathan Names New Cabinet". Vanguard. Retrieved 13 April 2010.